July 2, 2010, Newsletter Issue #54: Tips for Finding your First Physician Assistant Job

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Youíve attended school for two or more years, and now itís time to land your first physician assistant job. But you arenít sure where to start. Fortunately, there are many resources available, helping you land your first job sooner.

Partner with your career services department. They have relationships established with employers that regularly post positions. Look through the career services current job listings, and ask what other organizations in your area hire regularly. This will allow you to contact these companies, and may give you access to unlisted positions.

Talk with college professors. In this field, youíll have many college professors who have contacts in the medical community. Get to know your professors, and ask for ideas about which companies may be hiring. And if the professor has an inside contact, they may be able to help you get your foot in the door.

Check out staffing firms. Companies like Clinical One†specialize in physician assistant jobs and†already have relationships established with employers. This may help you find a job sooner.

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